The New England Patriots are taking on the New York Jets this week in Week 16 of the NFL season on Sunday, December 27, 2015, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Game time is 1:00 pm EDT and the game is on TV on CBS with announcers Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts.
The stakes could not be much higher in this Sunday NFL game for the New York Jets. The Jets trail both the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Kansas City Chiefs for the AFC Wildcard playoff spots and a loss this week to the Patriots would almost certainly be the end of the Jets playoff hopes for the season. The Patriots motivation for the game is they hate the Jets and a win would help them lockup home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
- New England Patriots -3 at New York Jets (O/U is 45.5)
The New England Patriots are 12-2 on the season and they are a 3 point favorite this week in the betting odds to beat the Jets in the Meadowlands on Sunday afternoon. The Patriots have wins over the Steelers, Bills twice, Jaguars, Cowboys, Colts, Jets, Dolphins, Redskins, Giants, Texans and Titans. The Patriots two losses are to the Broncos and Eagles. Tom Brady’s record as a starting NFL QB is 172-49 which is the best record in NFL history. Brady has never had a losing season and his average season in the NFL is 12-4.
The New York Jets are 9-5 on the season and they have wins over the Browns, Colts, Dolphins twice, Redskins, Jaguars, Giants, Titans and Cowboys. The Jets losses are to the Eagles, Patriots, Raiders, Bills and Texans. For the first time in his 11 year NFL career Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has led a team to a winning record over a season. Fitzpatrick’s overall record as a starting NFL QB is 42-60-1.
The over/under for the game is 45.5 points. The Patriots are averaging a AFC best 31 points scored per game while the Jets are averaging 25 points scored per game. The Patriots defense gives up an average of 19 points per game and the Jets are also giving up 19 points per game.
The stakes are huge for this NFL Sunday football game for the Jets. Win and they are still alive for a playoff spot. Lose and they are likely out of the playoffs this season. The stakes are far less for the Patriots but they do not like the Jets and would love to knock them out of the playoffs.
Bill Belichick has talked about resting some of his players over the last two weeks of the season, though, which is why the line on the game is just 3 points. What will happen? Tune in Sunday afternoon to find out in what should be a great NFL football game.